Chair cov­ers for the kitchen are an addi­tion to the design of this room and pro­tect fur­ni­ture from dirt and dam­age. Cov­ers are com­mon because they look good and are prac­ti­cal, they can be washed and replaced with anoth­er set. Cape for kitchen fur­ni­ture can be sewn with your own hands.Covers for chairs in the kitchen

Functions of chair covers

Acces­so­ry for kitchen fur­ni­ture can per­form sev­er­al func­tions at the same time. Cov­ers for chairs in the kitchen are most often designed for every­day use, depend­ing on the time of year (for each sea­son — a sep­a­rate set). Sew capes to dis­guise old or aes­thet­i­cal­ly unsight­ly fur­ni­ture and to pro­tect against dam­age. Such a device is uni­ver­sal. Capes are gain­ing rel­e­vance among fash­ion trends in design and dec­o­ra­tion.

Cov­ers for chairs are sewn specif­i­cal­ly for cer­tain solemn events. They are able to com­plete the inte­ri­or when dec­o­rat­ing a wed­ding, and cheer­ful dec­o­ra­tions of chairs in the form of San­ta Claus hats will cre­ate a fes­tive atmos­phere at the New Year’s table.

Capes for kitchen fur­ni­ture are prac­ti­cal to use in a house where small chil­dren live. At a younger age, chil­dren love to use paints and felt-tip pens for oth­er pur­pos­es. Fur­ni­ture, includ­ing in the kitchen, often serves as a can­vas for young artists. To pro­tect chairs from stub­born col­or­ful stains, many use chair cov­ers.

Choosing a case by style

It is impor­tant to choose capes for the inte­ri­or of the kitchen, oth­er­wise the atmos­phere in the room will not look har­mo­nious. Today, the most pop­u­lar design trends in which tex­tile dec­o­ra­tions for kitchen fur­ni­ture fit per­fect­ly are Provence or rus­tic coun­try, clas­sic and eco styles.

For a Provence-style kitchen, tex­tile seat cov­ers made of nat­ur­al fab­ric with flo­ral pat­terns are suit­able. Do not dec­o­rate prod­ucts with ruf­fles and bows. In the direc­tion of Provence, it is enough to sew a small rib­bon to match the pat­tern as a decor. The col­or of the fab­ric should be light, with the effect of a sun-bleached can­vas.

For Provence in design, cov­ers with a pat­tern in the form of a cage or plain prod­ucts are sewn in accor­dance with the main col­or palette of the room. Such capes will make the kitchen in the style of the French province even more com­fort­able and cozy.

The clas­sic style most har­mo­nious­ly accepts tex­tile addi­tions to kitchen fur­ni­ture. Capes for chairs in the clas­sic style are sewn from nat­ur­al expen­sive fab­rics. Often, silk bows or frills are used for dec­o­ra­tion, which flow from the seat to the floor. The col­or of the fab­ric should match the style of the room. In the clas­sics, the use of bright neon fab­rics is unac­cept­able. White and beige col­ors are con­sid­ered opti­mal, but any light col­ors will do.

Eco-style wel­comes all nat­ur­al mate­ri­als, so it is rec­om­mend­ed to use nat­ur­al and undyed fab­ric for cov­ers. Cot­ton and linen are the most com­mon mate­ri­als for sewing prod­ucts. A fea­ture of eco-style cov­ers is the com­plete absence of decor. Capes are not dec­o­rat­ed with bows and ruf­fles. In fin­ished form, the cov­ers look con­cise, with­out frills, like the style of nat­ur­al cui­sine itself.

What is better to sew

Fur­ni­ture pro­tec­tion is ordered from ate­liers and sewing work­shops. In addi­tion, they sew chair cov­ers with their own hands. First you need to decide what fab­ric prod­ucts will be made from.

The choice of mate­r­i­al depends on such fac­tors as the fre­quen­cy of use of the chair, com­pli­ance with the design of the kitchen, the intend­ed pur­pose of the coat­ing. To cre­ate an acces­so­ry, almost any mate­ri­als are suit­able: from light dec­o­ra­tive to nat­ur­al rough. Often, cov­ers are sewn from the same fab­ric as cur­tains, table­cloths or oth­er tex­tiles in the kitchen.

With spe­cial atten­tion it is rec­om­mend­ed to approach the choice of fab­ric for dai­ly use capes. A good option for prod­ucts would be a mate­r­i­al made from a mix­ture of cot­ton and vis­cose. The fab­ric should not wrin­kle, shed, roll, leave hooks, “sit down” after wash­ing.

If you pre­fer self-tai­lor­ing, you should not for­get about sewing threads, which should be in the tone of the fab­ric.

Master class on sewing a chair cover

Cas­es have dif­fer­ent shapes:

  • Adja­cent, when the fab­ric tight­ly fits the shape of the chair from the back to the legs.
  • Free, in the form of a cape. These are uni­ver­sal cas­es. They are adja­cent to the back and seat, and fall freely below, cov­er­ing the legs with a cloth. A pop­u­lar acces­so­ry option is a mod­el whose length ends slight­ly below the seat.
  • Tablet cas­es. These addi­tions do not cov­er the back. They are placed on the seat.

Tex­tile addi­tions can be cre­at­ed inde­pen­dent­ly, even for those who have lit­tle expe­ri­ence in cut­ting and sewing. The main thing is to fol­low the instruc­tions on how to sew a chair cov­er.

We carry out measurements

The first thing to do when sewing is to accu­rate­ly take mea­sure­ments from the fur­ni­ture. For the man­u­fac­ture of a tex­tile prod­uct for a chair in the form of a cape with a rec­tan­gu­lar back and seat, it is nec­es­sary to mea­sure:

  1. Back height. Mea­sured from the top point to the begin­ning of the seat of the kitchen chairs.
  2. Chair height. The mea­sure­ment is tak­en from the high­est point on the back to the floor.
  3. Seat depth. The dis­tance from the edge of the seat to the back is mea­sured.
  4. Chair width. Mea­sured over the entire piece of fur­ni­ture.
  5. Leg height. This is the dis­tance from the floor to the begin­ning of the part.

Hav­ing received the mea­sure­ments, it is nec­es­sary to build a draw­ing of the prod­uct pat­tern.

We build a drawing

Sewing chair cov­ers is easy enough. To cre­ate a mod­el in the form of a cape, you need to build a draw­ing scheme of 3 ele­ments: 1 large rec­tan­gle and 2 small ones. The dimen­sions of the first ele­ment are the sum of the height of the chair and back, the depth of the seat and the height of the legs. The width of the rec­tan­gle is equal to the width of the chair plus 2 cm. This piece cov­ers the chair com­plete­ly at the back and front to the floor.

Small rec­tan­gles cov­er the sides at the bot­tom of the chair. The dimen­sions of these ele­ments are equal to the dis­tance from the floor to the seat. It is impor­tant to make an increase of 1.5 cm on all sides for the seams on each piece.

Transferring the pattern to fabric

It is not dif­fi­cult to trans­fer the pat­tern, since all the details are straight. When mov­ing the draw­ing, the loca­tion of the shared thread is tak­en into account.

Accord­ing to the rules, the details of the prod­uct should be cut only along the shared thread and on the wrong side with the help of chalk and a ruler.


The con­nec­tion of parts is car­ried out using a sewing machine or man­u­al­ly. Seat cov­ers for chairs with a back should be sewn in the fol­low­ing sequence:

  • con­nect the side seams of the back;
  • process all sec­tions of the back of the prod­uct;
  • process and sew the side parts to the seat;
  • process all sec­tions of the front of the prod­uct;
  • Process and iron the inter­nal seams.

The sequence of work is not rec­om­mend­ed to be changed, oth­er­wise dif­fi­cul­ties may arise dur­ing the man­u­fac­tur­ing process.

Recommendations for backrest attachment points

The fab­ric at the junc­tion of the seat and back will often stretch under weight, so experts rec­om­mend lay­ing an addi­tion­al stitch along the top of the con­nect­ing seam for greater strength of the cov­er.

Anoth­er rec­om­men­da­tion for fas­ten­ing are fix­ing ties. From the wrong side, laces are sewn into the seam between the back and the seat, with the help of which it will be pos­si­ble to fix the back by tying the laces to the legs.

Useful tips and creative ideas

Kitchen chairs can be com­plete­ly trans­formed with cov­ers. Tex­tile addi­tion may have var­i­ous dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments. Design­ers rec­om­mend improv­ing stan­dard mod­els. For exam­ple, dec­o­rate a plain fab­ric with embroi­dery or paint it with paints on the fab­ric. You can make the fur­ni­ture more com­fort­able with the help of syn­thet­ic win­ter­iz­er or foam rub­ber sewn into the details of the back and seat of the cov­er.

Tulle bows look solemn in a duet with a satin rib­bon dec­o­rat­ed with rhine­stones and beads. And for a chil­dren’s birth­day, cov­ers with appli­ca­tions in the form of a hero from the birth­day boy’s favorite car­toon are suit­able.

If cov­ers in the form of a cape or tight-fit­ting mod­els do not fit into the design of the room, dec­o­ra­tive pil­lows are used. They must be sewn to the size of the seat and have laces on 4 sides for fas­ten­ing. Pil­lows will com­ple­ment the design with a bright accent, add cozi­ness and make being at the table com­fort­able.